110+ Positive And Inspirational Dr. Seuss Quotes For Kids

dr. seuss quotes for kids

Theodor Seuss Geisel, commonly known as Dr. Seuss, was an American writer and cartoonist of the 20th century. He is widely known for his children’s books. He started his career as a cartoonist in the 1920’s and published his first book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937.

The critically acclaimed writer has published more than 46 books. A few of his famous works include The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat. These Dr. Seuss quotes for kids will motivate them, tickle their brains, push them to move forward with a positive attitude, and introduce them to the great writer loved by people of all ages.

Dr. Seuss Quotes for Kids

1. “Adults are just outdated children.”

2. “And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should

3. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

4. “You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.”

5. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

6. “We are all a little weird, and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up and call it love.”

7. “To the world, you may be one person; but to one person, you may be the world.”

8. “You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

9. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”

10. “Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.”

11. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

12. “It’s better to know how to learn than to know.”

13. “This may not seem very important, I know, but it is, so I’m bothering telling you so.”

14. “Being crazy isn’t enough.”

15. “They say I’m old-fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”

16. “I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

17. “For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.”

18. “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”

19. “I believe in luck. If I’d been going down the other side of Madison Avenue, I would be in the dry-cleaning business today.”

20. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”

21. “You are in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”

22. “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.”

23. “I’m happy to be here. I am. I am.”

24. “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”

25. “Kid, you’ll move mountains!”

26. “In the places, I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.”

27. “I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, Happy Birthday to me!”

28. “Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.”

29. “It’s a troublesome world. All the people who are in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.”

30. “You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”

31. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

32. “You very small persons will not have to die If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!”

33. “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he didn’t!”

34. “Take every chance, drop every fear.”

35. “You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”

36. “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!”

37. “So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”

38. “I see things more clearly with a little astigmatism.”

39. “You really can’t teach science. Love gets mixed up in it.”

40. “You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.”

41. “I can’t draw things the way they are. I just get at the soul of things.”

42. “You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.”

43. “I know it is wet, and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”

44. “Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.”

45. “My trouble was I had a mind, but I couldn’t make it up!”

46. “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”

47. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

48. “Cause, you never can tell what goes on down below! This pool might be bigger than you or I know!”

49. “I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.”

50. “Things may happen, and often they do to people as brainy and footsy as you.”

51. “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3⁄4 percent guaranteed).”

52. “Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple.”

53. “I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song; seems like we just got started, and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”

54. “I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or ham or a dirty jar of sour gooseberry jam.”

55. “Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy; they just promised it would be worth it.”

56. “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

57. “You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant?”

58. “Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!”

59. “All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!” Wise Dr. Seuss Quotes

60. “There is no limit to how much you will know, depending on how far beyond zebra you go.”

61. “When you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”

62. “When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let is destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”

63. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps… means a little bit more!”

64. “Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night… everyone is just waiting!”

65. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

66. “There is no one alive who is Youer than You!”

67. “The best slogan I can think of to leave with the kids of the U.S.A. would be: We can… and we’ve got to… do better than this.”

68. “Young cat! If you keep Your eyes open enough,

69. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”

70. “ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pachyderm!”

71. “When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”

72. “Don’t give up! I believe in you all.”

73. “Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.”

74. “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”

75. “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.”

76. “In my world, everyone’s a pony, and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies.”

77. “I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.”

78. “It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become.”

79. “You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.”

80. “Reading can take you places you have never been before.” Positive Dr. Seuss Quotes

81. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

82. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

83. “Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.”

84. “Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!”

85. “Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It’s more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.”

86. “Today, you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

87. “Think and wonder, wonder and think.”

88. “Everything stinks until it’s finished.” —Dr. Seuss

89. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way.”

90. “Only you can control your future.”

91. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

92. “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”

93. “If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”

94. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

95. “Be awesome. Be a book nut.”

96. “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.”

97. “Today, I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”

98. “He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”

99. “No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.”

100. “Teeth are always in style.”

101. “How did it get so late so soon. It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn.”

102. “Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.”

103. “It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.”

104. “I treat the child as an equal.”

105. “You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

106. “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”

107. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

108. “Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”

109. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

110. “Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person. No matter how small.”

111. “Think! You can think any Think that you wish!”

112. “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along, and you’ll start happening too.”

113. “Oh, what a day. I will make it a holiday.”

114. “You have to be odd to be number one.”

115. “Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I am doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.”

116. “If we do not choose, we will end up with none.”

117. “Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know; go ask your dad.”

118. “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.”

119. “You can find magic wherever you look. sit back and relax; all you need is a book.”

120. “Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”

121. “Virtually every page is a cliffhanger – you’ve got to force them to turn it.” Oh, the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff!”

Dr. Seuss’s quotes are just what you need to bring a smile to children’s faces and give them the push and encouragement they need to move ahead in life. Read these inspiring quotes to them, and the next thing they would do is ask you to buy them a book by Dr. Seuss.

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